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By P. Higgs

The Africanisation of schooling is a hugely topical factor. The potentials and pitfalls of Africanisation have drawn loads of severe debate, either in Africa and out of the country. After the political adjustments of 1994 in South Africa, there was renewed curiosity within the query of a distinctively African philosophy. This booklet presents a scientific and transparent exposition of an African voice in schooling, drawing on amazing authors throughout Africa.

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They are mostly associated with religious denominations, account for a still limited enrolment of students, offer degrees mainly in social sciences and humanities (for example, religious studies, law, government studies, business administration), and conduct virtually no or very limited research. In the majority of cases most of their best-qualified staff are employed on a part-time basis and belong to public institutions. Private universities increase training opportunities for students, reinforce the capacity for training in fields where demand is usually high, introduce a degree of academic competition by giving students more options for choice, and contribute to supplement the income of the academic staff recruited from public institutions.

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This might include decisions about budget allocations and applications, construction, adaptation or refurbishing of physical facilities, acquisition and maintenance of equipment and other resources. A partnership must be clearly imbedded within an institutional framework and the active and direct cooperating parties should include a substantial number of members (in this case scholars or researchers). The building of capacity should be an explicit and well-articulated goal, and should include all important aspects of the scientific process.

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